Resources

Setting up a website like Chantahlia Design takes a number of resources and recently I have been asked about how Chantahlia Design was created. This is a list of resources I use to make Chantahlia Design the amazing site it is.

This page contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, sign up for a program or download a free resource, I may receive a payment at no cost to you.

Hosting

To create any website the first place to start is with hosting. I used to choose to use ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Bluehost has unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth. This was important with such a big site as Chantahlia Design. Although I never started this big I tend to have a habit of going full out with anything I do so I guess I always knew I would need lots of space.

Second, Bluehost have amazing customer service. When I have had an issue I get on their chat and have had amazing help. Like with anything you may find the occasional person who isn’t quite as helpful but my experience has been great. I have read poor reviews on Bluehost, but my experience has only been positive.

I loved being with Bluehost but I have recently changed by hosting to Interserver. As I said, Chantahlia Design has turned into a huge site. As the hosting I had was shared hosting I moved In order to have the best customer service I have moved. At Interserver this allows me to have hosting and storage for the download files handled separately but still on the same host.

Interserver has amazing prices that never change from your initial sign up price and for shared hosting that starts at just $5.00 per month. They have so many option to grow into and have helped me upgrade to a larger server for so much less than other hosts.

Interserver’s customer support is totally amazing. I am not very techy but they always treat me kindly and help with what I need.

WordPress.org

I use WordPress.org for Chantahlia Design. It is free and I combine it with the free WooCommerce theme. WooCommerce is generally used for selling goods but I use it for my free downloads. I do this by combing WooCommerce with the Free Downloads WooCommerce plugin. It is quite easy to follow the set up and if I get lost I just google what to do next.

Tech Help

I admit I am not very technical but have been very proud of all I have learned over the past few years in setting up Chantahlia Design. However, there have been a couple of times where I found myself out of my depth and have turned to Fiverr to get things done. On Fiverr there are so many amazing people from around the world to help out when you don’t know what to do. I have been blessed with some great help at a reasonable price. If you ever need help ( not just tech help) Fiverr is a great place to check out. If you click through here it will give you 20% off your first gig.

Advertising

As I give away everything for free on Chantahlia Design, I have ads on the site to help pay for the running of the site.
I use Monumetric for running the ads on the site. They are a wonderful advertising agency who do all the work to make the ads on my site run smoothly. They are super prompt with helping me in any way. I thoroughly recommend Monumetric. You do need to have at least 10,000 page views a month to use them but I cannot fault their service.

Design Resources

The font used for headings on Chantahlia Design is called Berrylicious. This is a free font you can download HERE

Affiliates

In order to help me with the costs of Chantahlia Design I am an affiliate for a few design websites. By using the links I receive a small commission for any purchases you make at no cost to you.


These include, Design Bundles and Font Bundles where you can get amazing Freebies and paid design resources.

Creative Fabrica – another great site for freebies and paid design resources.

Font Banner - Free Fonts

The Hungry Jpeg – again a fantastic site for design resources. If you do make the decision to buy something through the Hungry Jpg you can receive a discount with my links: Click through my link for
5% off storewide – use code THJ5
10% off any font
10% off ant Craft – use code CRAFTI10

If you have a website and would like to become an affiliate, one of the best sites to apply to is Shareasale.com Here you can join many affiliate programs.

Social Media Scheduling

Social Media is an essential part of marketing Chantahlia Design

Pinterest brings a lot of traffic to my website and I use Tailwind to schedule my pins. I started on their free 100 pins a month plan but upgraded to a plus plan for more pins. It is a life saver for me helping me organise my time better. If you click HERE you can receive a month for free on a plus plan and I will also receive a month free. I suggest you try it on the free plan first to get the hang of the program and if you upgrade this link will give you a month free.

For Instagram I schedule one post a day which I do through Hootsuite on their free plan. That allows 30 posts a month. I have not upgraded as yet.

I hope this list helps you a little and I would love you to use any of my links. My affiliate links help pay to keep the site online.